New York Giants continue massive makeover with Robert Ayers signing


You might not have noticed, but the New York Giants have undergone a huge facelift this offseason.

They’ve signed 14 free agents who have a chance to make the roster. They’ve allowed nine of their own free agents sign with other teams. Nine more unsigned free agents remain in limbo. The Giants also have re-signed eight of their own free agents. Losing Justin Tuck and Linval Joseph hurts, especially for a team that likes to stockpile defensive line talent. Ayers is not as good as either of them, but the former first-round pick is 28 years old, a good run defender and started to play some really solid football last season for the Broncos, especially after Von Miller went down. Ayers can fill multiple techniques along the line. The good news for the Giants is that they have shed some dead skin, grown another layer and have — very quietly — improved their football team at its foundation, even if the work is far from done to return to a Super Bowl-level roster.

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